Solicited Lectures and Presentations

Listed are only solicited lectures and presentations since 2005.

2013

  • Against False Settlement: Designing Efficient Consumer Rights Enforcement Schemes in Europe
    Paper presented at an International Conference on “Dispute Resolution: Alternatives to Formalization – Formalization of Alternatives?” at the University of Frankfurt/Main (Frankfurt/Main, 7/2013)
  • Against False Settlement: Designing Efficient Consumer Rights Enforcement Schemes in Europe
    Paper presented at an International Conference on “The Transformation of Enforcement”, European University Institute (Florence, 6/2013)
  • Regulating Group Insolvencies
    Paper presented at the “Bonn LawEcon Workshop” of the University of Bonn (Bonn, 5/2013)
  • Neuregelung der Konzerninsolvenzen: Nationale und europäische Lösungsansätze
    Paper presented at a conference of the “Verband Insolvenzverwalter Deutschland (VID)” (Cologne, 5/2013)
  • A New Framework for Business Restructuring in Europe: The EU Commission’s Proposals for a Reform of the EIR and Beyond
    “Comparative Corporate Governance Distinguished Lecture”, Fordham Corporate Law Center (New York, 3/2013)
  • What Can Be Wrong With an Option? An Optional Common European Sales Law as a Regulatory Tool
    Paper presented at the “Law and Economics Workshop” of UC Berkeley School of Law (Berkeley, 3/2013)
  • A New Framework for Business Restructuring in Europe: The EU Commission’s Proposals for a Reform of the EIR and Beyond
    Paper presented at a Conference on “Current Issues in Corporate Insolvency” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, 1/2013)

2012

  • Wege aus der Sackgasse: Wie lassen sich Blockaden in Güteverfahren lösen?
    Paper presented at the “Bayerischer Güterichtertag” of the Bavarian Ministry of Justice (Munich, 11/2012)
  • The Principle of Efficiency and European Contract Law
    Paper presented at an international conference of the Society of European Contract Law (SECOLA) on “Principles and Specific Rules in European Contract Law” (Messina, 6/2012)
  • Financial Innovations, Bankruptcy Contracts, and Statutory Bankruptcy Systems
    Paper presented at an international symposium of the University of St. Gallen on “Financial Innovations” (St. Gallen, 5/2012)
  • What Can Be Wrong with an Option?
    Paper presented at an International Conference of the University of Chicago Law School on “Economic Analysis of Private Law” (Chicago, 4/2012)
  • Contracting Co-Determination: An Analysis of Bargaining over Co-Determination Rules for a Societas Europaea
    Paper presented as part of the “Law and Finance Seminar Series” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, 2/2012)
  • Principles of Closed Corporations in Europe
    Lecture as part of the “Law as a Product” research program at the Center for Advanced Studies of the University of Munich (Munich, 1/2012)

2011

  • Barriers to Institutional Investor Engagement
    Paper presented at the “Transatlantic Corporate Governance Dialogue” of the European Corporate Governance Institute and the SEC (Washington, 12/2011)
  • Law as a Product: The Transnational Law Market, Regulatory Competition, and Transnational Corporations
    Paper presented at a Conference on Parallel Orders at the University of Munich (Munich, 10/2011)
  • Contracting Co-Determination: An Analysis of Bargaining over Co-Determination Rules for a Societas Europaea
    Paper presented at an International Conference on “Regulatory Competition in Contract Law and Dispute Resolution” (Munich, 10/2011)
  • Legitimacy of Post-National Rulemaking
    Presentation at an International Conference on Post-National Rulemaking (Amsterdam, 9/2011)
  • Unternehmenssanierung nach der Insolvenzrechtsreform 2011
    Paper presented at the “Bankrechtstag 2011” (Munich, 7/2011)
  • What to do with a Financial Institution that is ‘Too Big to Fail’?
    Paper presented at an International Conference of Tel Aviv University on “Back to the State? Government Investment in Corporations and Reregulation” (Tel Aviv, 6/2011)
  • EU Insolvency Regulation and Groups of Companies / The New German DIP – As Irrelevant as the Old? / Debt-Equity Swaps in the German Insolvency Law Reform Project
    Papers presented at an International Conference on the Reform of Business Bankruptcy Laws in Europe (Paris, 4/2011)
  • Law as a Product: The Transnational Law Market, Regulatory Competition, and Transnational Corporations
    Paper presented at a meeting of the Harvard European Law Association (Cambridge, Mass. 4/2011)
  • Where Do Firms Issue Debt?
    Paper presented as part of the “Law and Finance Seminar Series” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, 1/2011)
  • Liberaler Paternalismus
    Lecture at the University of Frankfurt/Main (Frankfurt/Main, 1/2011)
  • European Cross-Border Issues
    Plenary Statement at an International Conference on “Current Issues in Corporate Insolvency” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, 1/2011)

2010

  • Die Eigenverwaltung im System des Restrukturierungsrechts
    Hachenburg Lecture 2010 at the University of Mannheim (Mannheim, 11/2010)
  • Flipping Wreck: Lex Mercatoria on the Shoals of Ius Cogens
    Commentary on a Paper by H. Collins at an International Conference on “Contract Governance” at the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin (Berlin, 9/2010)
  • A New Regime to deal with Distressed Banks: The Current Proposal of the German Council of Economic Experts
    Commentary on a Paper by Weder di Mauro et al. at an International Conference of the Österreichische Nationalbank and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (Wien, 9/2010)
  • Why Withdrawal Rights?
    Paper presented at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods (Bonn, 7/2010)
  • Brauchen wir ein neues Insolvenzrecht?
    Lecture at “Münchner Gesprächskreis Unternehmensrecht” (Wolfgang Schön et al.) (München, 7/2010)
  • Why Withdrawal Rights?
    Paper presented at the “Centre for the Study of European Contract Law” at the University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, 6/2010)
  • Abuse of Law in the Context of Insolvency Law
    Paper presented at an International Conference of the Université Paris Ouest “8ième journée d’études sur les faillites” (Paris, 6/2010)
  • Vorbehalte gegenüber vorinsolvenzlichen Sanierungsverfahren
    Lecture during a Joint Colloquium of the German Federal Ministry of Justice and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology on “Sanierung im Vorfeld von Insolvenzverfahren – Ausgestaltung eines rechtlich strukturierten Sanierungsverfahrens?” (Berlin, 6/2010)
  • What are the Reasons for Companies to Choose the SE Corporate Form?
    Lecture at an International Conference of the European Commission on the Reform of the SE Statute (“Conference on the Statute for a European Company”) (Brussels, 5/2010)
  • An Empirical Analysis of Issuer Choice and Regulatory Competition in the European Corporate Bond Market
    Paper presented at an International Conference on “Ökonomische Analyse des Europarechts” (XII. Travemünder Symposium zur ökonomischen Analyse des Rechts) (Travemünde, 3/2010)
  • Transnational Corporations & Regulatory Competition
    Paper presented at an International Conference on “Transnationalismus in Recht, Staat und Gesellschaft” at the University of Bremen (Bremen, 3/2010)
  • The Societas Europaea: Good News for European Firms
    Paper presented at the “Hamburg Lectures on Law & Economics 2009/2010” at the University of Hamburg (Hamburg, 2/2010)
  • Insolvenzrechtliche Sanierung versus außergerichtliche Sanierung
    Lecture at the “Norddeutscher Insolvenzrechtstag 2010” (Hamburg, 2/2010)

2009

  • How Does the Market React to the Societas Europaea?
    Paper presented at an International Conference on “Company Law and Economic Protectionism” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, 10/2009)
  • Finanzkrise, Wirtschaftskrise, und das deutsche Insolvenzrecht
    Lecture at the “Juristische Gesellschaft zu Berlin” (Berlin, 6/2009)
  • Law as a Product
    Lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin (Berlin, 3/2009)
  • Reformperspektiven für Debt-Equity Swaps in Deutschland
    Lecture at the “6. Deutscher Insolvenzrechtstag 2009” (Berlin, 3/2009)

2008

  • Incorporating under European Law: The Societas Europaea as a Vehicle for Legal Arbitrage
    Paper presented at an International Conference on “Changing Perspectives on Corporate Law and Economics” (Rotterdam, 11/2008)
  • Abuse of Law in the Context of Insolvency Law
    Paper presented at an International Conference of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation and the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law (Oxford, 10/2008)
  • Privatautonomie, Verteilungsgerechtigkeit, und das Recht des Vertragsschlusses im DCFR
    Paper presented at an International Conference of the University of Münster and the University of Osnabrück on “Der akademische Entwurf für den Gemeinsamen Referenzrahmen aus deutscher Sicht” (Münster, 7/2008)
  • Hedge Fund Activism in the Enforcement of Bondholder Rights
    Commentary on a Paper by E. Rock during the “Oxford-Penn Law & Finance Roundtable” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, 6/2008)
  • Staatsfonds als Aktionäre: Gefahr oder Chance?
    Lecture at the “Eurobörsentag 2008” in Frankfurt/Main (Frankfurt/Main, 6/2008)
  • Private Equity-Funds, Hedge-Funds, und das deutsche Insolvenzrecht: Finanzinvestoren als Herausforderung für Restrukturierungsrecht und -praxis
    Lecture at the “Thüringer Arbeitskreis für Unternehmens- und Insolvenzrecht e.V.” (Jena, 5/2008)
  • Privatisierung der Insolvenzabwicklung: Workouts, Covenants, Mediation - Modelle für den Insolvenzstandort Deutschland?
    Paper presented at the “5. Deutscher Insolvenzrechtstag 2008” (Berlin, 3/2008)
  • Die traditionelle Privatrechtsgesellschaft im offenen Staat - Volatiles Kapital als Stärkung oder Bedrohung?
    Paper presented at the “50. Bitburger Gespräche” on “Privatautonomie in der transnationalen Marktgesellschaft - Chancen und Gefahren” (Bitburg, 1/2008)

2007

  • Private Equity in der rechtspolitischen Kritik
    Lecture at an International Conference of the “Institute for Law and Finance” of the University of Frankfurt/Main (Frankfurt/Main, 10/2007)

2006

  • Forschungsperspektiven im Unternehmensrecht
    Lecture at an International Symposium of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law on “Forschungsperspektiven im Privatrecht” (Hamburg, 11/2006)
  • Die GmbH im Wettbewerb der Rechtsformen
    Lecture at a Special Conference of the “Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht” on the “GmbH-Reform” (Frankfurt/Main, 11/2006)
  • Wettbewerb der Insolvenzrechte?
    Lecture at a Conference of the “Zeitschrift für Unternehmens- und Gesellschaftsrecht” (Frankfurt/Main, 1/2006)

2005

  • Minimum Capital within the System of Legal Capital
    Lecture at an International Symposium on Creditor Protection in the European Union (Prof. Dr. Marcus Lutter, Bonn, 12/2005)
  • Druckmittel in Vertragsverhandlungen
    Lecture at an International Symposium on the occasion of the 70th birthday of Hein Kötz at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, 11/2005)
  • Free Choice in International Company Insolvency Law in Europe
    Lecture at the Annual Conference of the Friends of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg, 6/2005)
  • Free Choice in Corporate Law
    Lecture at an International Symposium on the “Economic Analysis of Private International Law” (Osaka, 2/2005)

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